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Julian of Norwich’s Legacy

Medieval Mysticism and Post-Medieval Reception

  • Editors
  • Sarah Salih
  • Denise N. Baker

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

About this book

Introduction

Julian of Norwich the best-known of the medieval mystics today. The text of her Revelation has circulated continually since the fifteenth century, but the twentieth century saw a massive expansion of her popularity. Theological or literary-historical studies of Julian may remark in passing on her popularity, but none have attempted a detailed study of her reception. This collection fills that gap: it outlines the full reception history from the extant manuscripts to the present day, looking at Julian in devotional cultures, in modernist poetry and present-day popular literature, and in her iconography in Norwich, both as a pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction.

Keywords

fiction George Eliot history Middle Ages William Butler Yeats

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